Construction has reached street level at 150 East 78th Street, a 205-foot-tall residential project at the corner of East 78th Street and Lexington Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Progress has been swift since YIMBY last stopped by the site in mid-September, when work on the foundations was just beginning. Now a large array of steel rebar await the imminent concrete pour for the ground-floor slab. Designed by Robert Stern Architects and developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group. The property will yield 25 residences averaging 2,600 square feet apiece.
RockFarmer Properties has launched sales at The Rowan, a new condominium building in Astoria, Queens. The property is located at 21-21 31st Street and is expected to be in full operation by the end of this year. The six-story structure, designed by DXA Studio, is outfitted in light gray brick masonry set above a 210-foot-long glass retail base.
The glass curtain wall is closing in on the final floors of the Virgin Hotel at 1225 Broadway in NoMad. Designed by Stantec and developed by Lam Group, the 476-foot-tall tower will yield 460 hotel rooms and 90,000 square feet of retail within the podium. Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group will be in charge of managing the 300,000-square-foot property.
Construction has topped out on Maverick, a two-building, 210-foot-tall residential project at 215 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Located between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue, the 20-story development is designed by DXA Architects and being developed by HAP Investments, and consists of abutting buildings spanning over 300,000 square feet. The structurally identical reinforced concrete superstructures are addressed as 215-219 West 28th Street and 221-229 West 28th Street.
Extell has revealed renderings of the Central Park Tower’s 100th floor residential club. Perched over 1,000 feet above Billionaires’ Row, this will be the highest residential lounge in the world. The club will span 8,300 square feet and include a private ballroom, a dining room, a bar, a full-service kitchen, and a wine and cigar lounge. The 1,550-foot-tall skyscraper, which is also addressed 217 West 57th Street, is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and will contain 179 residences, on which Extell is expecting a $4 billion sellout. The 100th floor club is designed by Rottet Studio, which also designed the residential interiors.